About the School

The school will be held at the Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), in Si Racha, Chon Buri Province, Thailand from October 17 – 24, 2023.

Please note: Mainland Chinese students can now enter Thailand without a VISA





Introduction to the School
This is the third joint space science school organized between the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) and the International Space Science Institute in Beijing (ISSI-BJ). It is intended to promote a biennial School on space sciences for Master’s and Ph.D. students, as well as post-doctoral and early career scientists or engineers. This school will provide the participants with the in-depth knowledge of the Lunar sciences, observational methods and its relevance to applications. The school will build links between participants, and between teachers and participants in order to facilitate future collaboration in Lunar or Planetary sciences.
The school starts with two days and a half of invited speakers giving introductory lectures about various elements of Lunar sciences. After each lecture, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. The speakers will be chosen among experts and well-recognized scientists and engineers with an excellent reputation in teaching and supervising participants. The lecturers are expected to cover some of the general themes reported in the Table below; however, the full school program will be available very soon on the school webpage.
The participants will be divided in four groups to analyze in parallel well-observed Lunar data. Each group will have its own theme and agenda using actual observations, as well as computer models. Each group will produce a report, and all group reports will be merged and published after the school (see below). The different groups will be supported and guided by expert tutors. At the end of each day, a joint dinner is planned where the students, teachers, tutors, and organizers reflect on the day and interact with each other on a more social level. The school will finish with the presentations of the groups’ results to which feedback will be given from the other groups, as well as the teachers and tutors.
The School will teach the students to work on observational Moon and sample return data, theory and modelling. The School will also facilitate and initiate different discussions in an international and multi-disciplinary way; it will encourage creativity and provide the contacts for the participants to develop a professional network. International collaboration will also be an important theme at the school.
The School is open to 60 selected planetary scientists and engineering participants. The participants are requested in the registration form, to select the working group they wish to join.

Registration and registration fee
The registration to the school is now open, and will be closed on September 15th, 2023. If you are interested to participate, please register online at the official website: Registration Form
At the same time, due to the limited number of places, we ask the participants to provide their short CV (including the names of two reference persons). The CVs should be provided by email, in reply to the confirmation email received after successfully submitting the registration form online. Note, however, that priority will also be given on the basis of the registration date. Selected participants will be informed soon after September 15th, 2023.
Applicants under APSCO are fully supported. For all other participants, the registration fee is 550$ (US Dollars) or 18’500 THB (Thai Baht), which includes 10 days of housing at the school, meals, social dinner, coffee breaks, and the transport from the airport to the school. The payment of the fee will be done upon arrival to the school in cash only.

Contact persons:
Ms. Lijuan EN
Assistant to Executive Director International Space Science Institute-Beijing E-mail: enlijuan@issibj.ac.cn
Ms. Charis Xiong
Assistant of Department of Education and Training (E&T) Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) E-mail: charis@apsco.int
Please find attatched below the announcement link with more specific information on the Space Summer School:



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